Real Betis are once again on track to battle for a European place this season, in spite of the fact they have been going through a crisis in defence, and lost their best midfielder over the summer. One of the key reasons for that is the form of Isco Alarcon, who continues to perform at a remarkable level.
The former Real Madrid playmaker was out of the game for over six months after leaving Sevilla, when he had bust-up with Sporting Director Monchi. After nearly agreeing a move to Union Berlin in January, having been released by Sevilla, he took the time to reset. Since joining his Betis, Isco has felt vindicated.
“In the end I was out of action for some time, went some time without playing and I came here to face a nice challenge with the confidence of the club and the coach. For now, things are going well. I’m proving to myself that I still have football in me. I’m enjoying it, which is what I wanted, and I hope both Betis and I have a spectacular season.”
“They are hard moments, because in the end you are used to the dynamic, being in a team and competing, so when it stops being that way you feel like you are missing something. But I needed to stop, I needed to disconnect, to clear my mind a little, and it has gone very well for me. I appreciate everything that has happened because that has brought me here, to Betis, and I am very happy.”
Although many might have seen his spell out of the game as a major detriment to his career, the former Malaga man was clear that it ended up benefitting him mentally, and helped kickstart his rejuvenation at Betis now.
“Things change a lot, logically. Training with 25-30 teammates is not the same as training practically alone. It is an exercise that is, above all, mental. As I saidRead on m.allfootballapp.com